Meat is a staple of the diet of many cultures, but its use may be outweighed by many factors. On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the history of our obsession with meat. Topics: science, groks, meat, diet, history Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
What is the cause of the current epidemic obesity and can a starch diet be of benefit? On this program, Dr. John McDougall discussed the starch solution. Topics: science, nutrition, diet, starch, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
High blood pressure and hypertension are major health problems, yet in many cases, diet ay be a better treatment than prescription medication. On this program, Marla Heller discussed the DASH diet action plan. Topics: science, diet, nutrition, hypertension, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge, especially with the myriad of diet options available. On this program, Dr. Leslie Van Romer discussed practical tips for getting into your pants. Topics: science, nutrition, diet, exercise, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Living a long and healthy life is possible with the right combination of food and exercise. And, new research is demonstrating the importance of polyphenols, such as resveratrol. On this program, Dr. Joseph Maroon discussed the longevity factor. Topics: science, longevity, diet, exercise, resveratrol, polyphenols Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
While we may be born with some innate food preferences, most of our eating habits are learned and vary dramatically across cultures. On this episode, Bee Wilson discusses how we learn to eat and whether we can change our approach to food. Topics: food, diet, obesity, health, Bee Wilson, groks, science Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
'Based on a true story' isn't a phrase that only applies to books and movies. It also applies to our conceptions of the past. We're constantly compelled to fit what we know, or think we know, about the past into some kind of narrative. Unfortunately, both those facts and that narrative are sometimes wrong. Dr. Marlene Zuk joins us to discuss her book, Paleofantasies: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Topics: Groks, Science, technology, evolution, Zuk, Brennan, Marlene Zuk, crickets, Patricia Brennan,...